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#107779 Mixed use at NE corner of Main & Pennsylvania

Posted by pelligrini on 12 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

They have many tall two story steel columns up now. You can get a feel of the building massing.

#107234 F&R Distilling looking at moving to Golf Course

Posted by pelligrini on 10 November 2017 - 10:47 AM

I'm glad they are keeping the Vickery location open. I walk over there from the office to pick up another bottle or two when my supply is low.

#107126 Downtown Design Guidelines

Posted by pelligrini on 06 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

Can someone post a picture of a city with too much (in your opinion) top of building signage?  I'm really not seeing an issue here.



I agree.  Of the few top of building sign proposals that have come up recently, I've yet to see one that looked garish or tacky.  I occasionally here that it would make FW look like Dallas and one poster even said that Dallas resembled Las Vegas.  Outside of the Omni (a little flashy, but some of the lighting schemes they've done are really cool) and Reunion Tower (almost subtle), rooftop signage in Dallas is pretty unmemorable.  It sounds like, in FW, it's a case of "we've never done it, so we shouldn't change" and that is a pretty lame excuse.  


I was at the Bomb Factory last night in Deep Elm for Jesus and Mary Chain, and I took some good looks at the East side of downtown Dallas. I wish I would have grabbed a photo, but I was thinking about some recent top of building signage discussions in other threads. I don't remember the brands and names now but I really thought the great big red letters sure were fugly, as well as most of the other lit up signage. 

#106993 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by pelligrini on 31 October 2017 - 10:22 AM

I saw that yesterday too when I headed over to the post office. One piece of equipment about disappeared below grade already. Coming back I saw a big long dirt hauler very carefully navigating into the East entry of the T&P warehouse parking lot at the corner of Jennings and Lancaster.

#106843 Tarleton State University plans 80-acre campus in Far SW FW

Posted by pelligrini on 24 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

Looks Awesome. There is a lot more to their Master Plan than I imagined. I’m impressed.

So it looks like their will be another University with Purple as it’s school colors. I’m wondering if FW should adopt it as their with the city’s logo somehow.


That color adoption would also work with Electricron's TEX-Rail proposal. ;)



The labels of Fort Worth and Dallas are placed incorrectly on the first two maps. Fort Worth and Dallas are placed over Denton and McKinney. :unsure:


Looks like a nice campus, but I don't like the rural location or lack of transit. Guess they can't help that.


I bet that the location won't feel so rural in the near future.

#106831 Tarleton State University plans 80-acre campus in Far SW FW

Posted by pelligrini on 23 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

There's a whole lot more information in their Master Plan:


#106744 New Title Sponsor for Colonial

Posted by pelligrini on 19 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's sad that the tournament is loosing the sponsorship funds, and that the TV ratings are down. I wasn't very keen on the name change in the first place.

#106601 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 13 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

Yea, which is why I let you say it first...

#106393 Tarrant Transit Alliance

Posted by pelligrini on 05 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

There was a good opinion article in the Star Telegram from a citizen member of the Denton County Transportation Authority last night:


#106288 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by pelligrini on 30 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

I just heard Fort Worth mentioned on 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me' (the NPR news show) in relation to the Amazon headquarters. Frisco came up first stating 'we will rearrange our town for you'. Then we came up as 'If you like Dallas you might also like Fort Worth...'


Can't link to the show segment, as it is currently airing.

#106018 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 21 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

The shiny white will dull down over time, especially the street. All those colored concrete pavers will dull too.


I took off my sunglasses when taking some photos and it was overly bright. Hopefully the landscaping and trees will fill out quickly.

#105998 South Main complete streets makeover

Posted by pelligrini on 20 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

I still would like to see the southside of Crimson's building lit up at night. The owner ought to leave the lights on in that unit.

#105997 Mixed use at NE corner of Main & Pennsylvania

Posted by pelligrini on 20 September 2017 - 10:19 AM

It's going down in a hurry.  Deep trenches all around.

That mound was twice as high this morning. They were also putting some water into it too. I guess site treating the soil was cheaper than hauling it off and bringing in select fill.

#105839 "Left Bank"

Posted by pelligrini on 15 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Looks like there is plenty of emergency access to the site. There are several points on access on 7th as well as one on Arthur to Dakota off of White Settlement (in the back). The first fire trucks would probably be coming from Station 6 on University, just south of White Settlement (probably using the back route), or from downtown.

#105767 804 S. Main

Posted by pelligrini on 14 September 2017 - 10:51 AM

I have been impressed with the transformation. It was quite striking how some black framed windows and paint could drastically change the look.